Salvador Airport is awarded the seal of Ethnic-Racial Diversity for the third time

Salvador Airport is awarded the seal of Ethnic-Racial Diversity for the third time

Recognition was granted by the Municipal Secretariat of Reparation of Salvador on December 16

Salvador Bahia Airport has been awarded, for the third consecutive year, the Seal of Ethnic-Racial Diversity, recognition granted by the Municipal Secretariat of Reparation of Salvador to organizations that develop actions to combat institutional racism. The seal, granted on December 16, establishes conducts and commitments for the signatory companies in relation to the promotion of racial equality and equity in labor relations.

The recognition reflects actions that Salvador Bahia Airport, a member of the VINCI Airports network since 2018, has been taking since it got the first seal: last year, the airport created the Diversity Committee, which aims to develop and implement combat actions against discrimination in the institution. Currently, of the company's 228 employees, 168 declare themselves black or brown. Looking exclusively at the women on the team, 70% of them also declare themselves black or brown. VINCI Airports’ network is a multicultural team representing 50 nationalities with airports in twelve countries.

"VINCI Airports brings diversity as one of its values, seeking to combat all forms of discrimination in hiring, in professional relationships and in the evolution of employees' careers, welcoming people from different backgrounds", declares the Human Resources manager of Salvador Bahia Airport, Isabela Dantas.

Last November, Salvador Bahia Airport reinforced the company's efforts in the fight against racism. One of the actions promoted by the Diversity Committee was a virtual training for employees on structural racism and ways to combat it. The airport also signed a partnership with AFRO TV, a startup that brings together black talent for the production of audiovisual content. The project, which launched mini videos on Afro tourism in Bahia, shows that the blackest state in Brazil has the potential to become the largest black destination in Latin America.

"The committee's objective is to foster the discussion on diversity and inclusion in the corporate environment internally. VINCI Airports has the Manifesto Juntos!, which are the company's global strategies, and diversity is one of those pillars. Joining the Committee gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about these topics. One of the main objectives of the Committee is to educate, inform, so that we learn to live with differences", says Civil Aviation Safety Assistant, Cleber Santos, member of the Diversity Committee.

About Salvador Bahia Airport

Located in Salvador, capital of Bahia and the first Brazilian capital, Salvador Bahia Airport has been part of the VINCI Airports network since January 2, 2018 through a 30-year Concession Contract. Since then, the airport has incorporated global operating standards, seeking to deliver more efficiency, safety and a better travel experience for its passengers. With this objective, works were carried out to modernize and expand the passenger terminal, an investment of R $ 700 million that increased its capacity by 50%, from 10 million to 15 million passengers per year.

Named as the "Most Sustainable Aerodrome in Brazil", Salvador Bahia Airport stands out for its pioneering spirit in environmental preservation actions. Guided by Air Pact, VINCI Airports' global strategy, the airport was the first in Brazil to reuse 100% of the water consumed, not to dispense solid waste for landfills and to have a solar plant – with 4.2 MW of power. The airport's actions to reduce carbon emissions led it to receive the Carbon Accreditation Certification (ACA Certification) by the International Airport Council (ACI). More information can be found on the website or on the social networks @salvadorbahiaairport.

About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, as the leading private airport operator in the world, manages the development and operation of 45 airports located in Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Japan, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. Served by more than 250 airlines, VINCI Airports' network handled 255 million passengers in 2019.

Through its expertise as a comprehensive integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capability and know-how to optimise the management and performance of airports and carry out extensions and upgrades. In 2019, its annual revenue for managed activities amounted to €4.9 billion, for a consolidated revenue of €2.6 billion.